E-books: Area Studies

  • China at a Threshold: Exploring Social Change in Techno-Social Systems book cover

    China at a Threshold

    Exploring Social Change in Techno-Social Systems, 1st Edition

    By James B. Cuffe

    Once the world’s most technologically advanced civilisation, China is poised to yet again take this mantle, having made incredible technological strides over recent decades; but what does this in fact mean? What will this mean for Chinese society, and what ramifications might it have for the future…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Afghanistan: Politics and Economics in a Globalising State book cover

    Afghanistan

    Politics and Economics in a Globalising State, 1st Edition

    By Niamatullah Ibrahimi, William Maley

    This book offers an overview of the formation of the Afghan state and of the politics, economic challenges and international relations of contemporary Afghanistan. It opens with an account of some of the key features that make Afghanistan unique and proceeds to discuss how the Afghan state…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • Borneo and Sulawesi: Indigenous Peoples, Empires and Area Studies book cover

    Borneo and Sulawesi

    Indigenous Peoples, Empires and Area Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    This book presents a great deal of new research findings on the history of Borneo, the history of Sulawesi and the interrelationship between the two islands. Some specific chapters focus on empires and colonizers, including the activities of James Brooke in Sulawesi, of Chinese mining communities…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Viktor Simov: Stanislavsky’s Designer book cover

    Viktor Simov

    Stanislavsky’s Designer, 1st Edition

    Edited by PAUL FRYER, Anastasia Toros

    Viktor Simov is the first English-language biography of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s principal scenic designer at the Moscow Art Theatre from the company’s formation in 1898. His ground-breaking work included the designs for the premieres of Anton Chekhov’s major stage plays, and his approach to…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Cold War and Asian Cinemas book cover

    The Cold War and Asian Cinemas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Poshek Fu, Man-Fung Yip

    This book offers an interdisciplinary, historically grounded study of Asian cinemas’ complex responses to the Cold War conflict.  It situates the global ideological rivalry within regional and local political, social, and cultural processes, while offering a transnational and cross-regional focus.…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response book cover

    Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response

    1st Edition

    By Olivia J. Wilkinson

    This book investigates the ways in which the humanitarian system is secular and understands religious beliefs and practices when responding to disasters. The book teases out the reasons why humanitarians are reluctant to engage with what are seen as "messy" cultural dynamics within the…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • The Masterpiece of Nature: The Evolution and Genetics of Sexuality book cover

    The Masterpiece of Nature

    The Evolution and Genetics of Sexuality, 1st Edition

    By Graham Bell

    Originally published in 1982, The Masterpiece of Nature examines sex as representative of the most important challenge to the modern theory of evolution. The book suggests that sex evolved, not as the result of normal Darwinian processes of natural selection, but through competition between…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Corruption and Informal Practices in the Middle East and North Africa book cover

    Corruption and Informal Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ina Kubbe, Aiysha Varraich

    This book investigates the pervasive problem of corruption across the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on the specifics of the local context, the book explores how corruption in the region is actuated through informal practices that coexist and work in parallel to formal institutions. When…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Corruption and Anti-Corruption Studies

  • Environmental Policy in India book cover

    Environmental Policy in India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Natalia Ciecierska-Holmes, Kirsten Jörgensen, Lana Laura Ollier, D. Raghunandan

    This book systematically introduces historical trajectories and dynamics of environmental policy and governance in India. Following the features of environmental policy in India as outlined in Chapter 1, subsequent chapters explore domestic and international factors that shape environmental policy…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics: Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China book cover

    Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics

    Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China, 1st Edition

    By Iam-chong Ip

    Ip uses Hong Kong as a case study in how the production of the desire for "the local" lies at the heart of global cultural economy. Perhaps more so than most places, the construction of a local identity in Hong Kong has come about through a complex interplay of neoliberalism, postcoloniality and…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Nordic Gender Equality Policy in a Europeanisation Perspective book cover

    Nordic Gender Equality Policy in a Europeanisation Perspective

    1st Edition

    Edited by Knut Dørum

    This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the role Nordic countries have played as exporters and importers of gender equality policies, and of how Europeanisation has framed the development and harmonisation of legislation and politics between the countries, with global consequences. The…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Global Gender

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements: Protest in Turbulent Times book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

    Protest in Turbulent Times, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Ramon A. Feenstra

    European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The…

    eBook – 2019-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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